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Beavertail Mountain Tunnel

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Beavertail Tunnel

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2017

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BH Photo #396421

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Description 

"This tunnel design features a curved sidewall, unusual for tunnels in the United States, where most tunnels feature a curved roof and flat side-walls. Engineers borrowed a European design to give the tunnel added strength." - Wikipedia

Facts 

Overview
Pair of tunnels under Beavertail Mountain on Interstate 70/US 6
Location
Mesa County, Colorado
Status
Open
History
Built 1989
Design
Tunnel
Also called
Beaver Tail Tunnel
Beavertail Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.19590, -108.27002   (decimal degrees)
39°11'45" N, 108°16'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/735758/4342067 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cameo
Elevation
5075 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 77853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1989 (66)
Built during 1980s (540)
Colorado (600)
Have street view (22,469)
Interstate 70 (34)
Mesa County, Colorado (17)
Modern (1,701)
Open (36,837)
Owned by state (13,864)
Tunnel (1,154)
US 6 (112)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2017: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add build date, description, US 6 also goes through this tunnel
  • July 9, 2017: New Street View added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com